This looks very much like a homework question
to me. And you are almost done anyway. You just
have to think about what is going to happen to the
When Magnesium reacts with hydrochloric acid it
forms Magnesium chloride and the free H
+ ions get surrounded by water
molecules. So a better way to balance this
equation is to write:
Mg + 2 HCl + 2 H2O =
MgCl2 + 2 H3O+
I hope this helps you understand the balance of
this reaction a little bit better.
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